The Torfs-Leibman family bought scenic ZigBone Farm Retreat in 2009 with the vision of transforming its historic buildings and 100 mountain acres into an organic farm and a peaceful place for people to celebrate with friends and family, create art, strategize for social change, or retreat from the world. Six years and many pulled muscles later, the old farmhouse is now a three-story lodge, the four-car garage has been transformed into a meeting hallthat can hold up to 140 people and the spring house has been rebuilt into a luxurious cabin with a loft. All the renovation was hand done with straw bale insulation, clay and lime plasters, salvaged timbers, and energy efficient design. At last our vision has become reality; we look forward to sharing it.
ZigBone Farm Retreat provides naturally built, light-filled, artistic spaces for people to gather, celebrate, teach, and learn. The 100-acre farm, a series of mountainside pastures segregated by old stone hedgerows, grows sheep, goat, and vegetables sustainably.
Zigbone Farm Retreat, available for weddings, family reunions, retreats, workshops, and other gatherings, consists of three buildings: ZigBone Lodge, Meeting Hall, and Spring House. The buildings were designed by internationally renowned natural building architect Sigi Koko, and were constructed with craft timber framing using salvaged and local natural materials, such as re-purposed old barn beams and wood siding, straw bales for insulation, and clay plaster hand-made from the farm’s earth and hand-applied.
Seven geothermal wells provide energy efficient heating and cooling. We hope to one day install solar panels and windmills to eventually move ZigBone entirely off the grid.